Before writing this, just for fun I googled "What's so great about Wisconsin?" After going though literally hundreds of things that people online said made Wisconsin a wonderful place, I was stunned to see that the word "kangaroos" didn't make a single list.

Here are a few things that did make multiple lists regarding Wisconsin's joys:

  • Beer
  • Cheese Curds
  • Cream Puffs
  • Summerfest
  • Cows
  • String Cheese
  • Devil's Lake
  • Badger/Brewer/Packer Tailgaiting

Nothing about kangaroos, though. Wisconsin likes to pretend they're not there, apparently. However, thanks to a story this morning on UPI--you and I know at least one is making himself/herself known.

A kangaroo roamed the streets of Wisconsin after escaping from a local farm on Thursday morning. Kenosha County Sheriff's Department received a call at 7 a.m. that an animal, believed to be a kangaroo, was seen wandering near a county highway.

"It was determined that that the kangaroo exited it's confine from Jerry Smith's Farm (7150 18th Street) possibly by kicking the confine gate," the sheriff's office said. "The kangaroo decided to wander west on 18th Street"

Okay, at least we know that the kangaroo is a male named "Joey." But, as my daughter and her generation like to say "If there's no video, it didn't happen." Okay. Here you go:

This is not the first time that a kangaroo has made news in Wisconsin: